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Stories from Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Plunge of the penguins (01/02/07)
It's a proud tradition that only a brave few are willing to uphold. Diving into the water on New Year's Day with the Advance Penguin Club is not for the faint of heart. "Ladies and gentleman, circumstances of stupidity have brought us once again to the banks of the mighty Castor River," intoned founding club member Derek Jackson to the 12 shivering souls gathered there...
Zalma men suspected of stealing wire (01/02/07)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Charged with second-degree felony burglary, two Zalma men have Jan. 11 court dates before Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis. The burglary charge carries a maximum 15-year prison term. Curtis W. Wallace, 17, and Nickolas J. Jackson, 20, are accused of stealing about 600 pounds of copper wire from a storage shed in Zalma in October...
Experts: Teen drug use shifting (01/02/07)
Marijuana and methamphetamine use among teenagers has declined in the past five years, but the rise in prescription drug use among teens is a growing concern. According to a University of Michigan study, teen drug use has declined 23 percent since 2001, with reductions in the use of nearly every drug except the prescription drug OxyContin, which saw a 30 percent increase in use during the last year...
Cape woman delivers New Year's baby (01/02/07)
The area's first recorded newborn of 2007 came into the world at 12:52 a.m. Monday at Southeast Missouri Hospital. "Everybody kept saying I was going to have the New Year's baby, but I didn't believe them because I wasn't due until Jan. 10," said the proud mother, Lakita Deberry, a senior at Central High School in Cape Girardeau...
Indonesian jet crash kills 90 people; 12 survive (01/02/07)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Rescuers found the smoldering wreckage today of an Indonesian jetliner that went missing during a storm. Officials said 90 people were killed but 12 survived in the country's second disaster in days. Monday's crash followed on the heels of the sinking of a passenger ferry late Friday in Indonesia's Java Sea that left 400 people dead or missing. ...
Police searching for shooting suspect (01/02/07)
Authorities are searching for an Illinois man suspected in the stabbing and shooting of two people at a McClure, Ill., nightclub on New Year's Eve. Tyler Jay Baine, 37, of Anna, Ill., is believed to be at large in the Cape Girardeau area. According to the Alexander County, Ill., Sheriff's Department, one person was stabbed and another shot at about 4 a.m. Sunday at the Hush Puppy Saloon in McClure. Both victims are reported in stable condition, though one is still hospitalized...
Fire damages Chaffee home New Year's Eve (01/02/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- A two-alarm fire reported shortly after 9:20 p.m. New Year's Eve caused heavy damage to an unoccupied private residence on Route A just outside of Chaffee. Just after the first alarm was dispatched, a Scott County sherif's deputy arrived on the scene and reported heavy fire on the north end with a 20 to 25 mph gusting wind driving the fire through the building. Chaffee, NBC and Delta fire departments responded to the alarm...
Milner graduates from basic training (01/02/07)
Army National Guard Pvt. Kevin W. Milner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Milner is the son of Lowell Milner of Marquand, Mo., and brother of Bridget Couch of Ironton, Mo. He is a 2006 graduate of Arcadia Valley High School, Ironton...
Community briefs 1/2/07 (01/02/07)
Cape area church women group meets The Cape Girardeau Area Church Women United met at Maple United Methodist Church for the December meeting and held its annual celebration of Jesus's birthday and cookie exchange. White gifts were brought for donation to Birthright and to women at the Cape Girardeau County jail. ...
Reflection and remembrance (01/02/07)
More than 10,000 lights illuminated the Healing Garden at Saint Francis Medical Center as the names of loved ones, honored and remembered, were read aloud during the Luminaries for Life service Dec. 19. The Rev. Patrick Ike Nwokoye, Catholic campus minister for Southeast Missouri State University, and the Rev. ...
Missouri toddler found safe after thief stole truck (01/02/07)
HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis County toddler is safe after being left alone in a pickup that was briefly stolen. "It was really lucky the way things turned out," Hazelwood Police Sgt. Ronald Livingston said. "It could have been totally different."...
Ups and downs for businesses in 2006 (01/02/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Looking back over the last year's business headlines, it's clear that utility Ameren Corp. got more publicity than it wanted. Ameren started the year still recovering from the December 2005 collapse of its Taum Sauk reservoir in southeast Missouri. Then the company grabbed national headlines in July when two windstorms knocked out power to more than 600,000 customers. In November, history seemed to repeat itself. An ice storm knocked out power to more than 500,000 customers...
Entrants take long view in TV sports marathon (01/02/07)
CHICAGO -- Putting in long, grueling hours of couch-potato training just to win a TV sports-viewing marathon is simply not feasible or safe, according to Jason Pisarik, who should know. "My wife would kill me if I did," the Lombard, Ill., accountant said Monday from a recliner chair in front of a 15-foot screen tuned to college football bowl game after bowl game...
St. Louis-area nurse recalls caring for former Iraqi leader's medical needs (01/02/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis-area nurse who cared for Saddam Hussein after his capture recalled a different side of the man than what is usually portrayed. This Saddam -- the Iraqi leader who was executed Saturday for human rights crimes -- wrote poetry, told of reading his children bedtime stories and fed birds crusts of bread saved from his meal...
Approval of food from cloned animals may prompt 'clone-free' labels (01/02/07)
WASHINGTON -- Meat and milk from cloned animals may not appear in supermarkets for years despite being deemed by the government as safe to eat. But don't be surprised if "clone-free" labels appear sooner. Ben & Jerry's, for one, wants consumers to know that its ice cream comes from regular cows and not clones. The Ben & Jerry's label already says its farmers don't use bovine growth hormone...
Consumer concerns drive rechargeable battery advances (01/02/07)
MADISON, Wis. -- Batteries that can be recharged rather than tossed when the juice runs out are supposed to be more convenient for consumers. But for Wren Wright, they lose their power too quickly and unpredictably, sometimes leaving the shutterbug with no power for his digital camera...
Popular heartburn drugs linked to hip fractures (01/02/07)
CHICAGO -- Taking such popular heartburn drugs as Nexium, Prevacid or Prilosec for a year or more can raise the risk of a broken hip markedly in people over 50, a large study in Britain found. The study raises questions about the safety of some of the most widely used and heavily promoted prescription drugs on the market, taken by millions of people...
Bush silently pays respect to former President Ford (01/02/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush bowed his head in silence on Monday before the flag-draped casket of Gerald R. Ford, joining thousands of mourners who paid their respects to the man who guided the nation after the tumultuous Watergate years. Silence fell under the Capitol dome when the president and his wife, Laura, walked toward the casket, illuminated by spotlights and guarded at each corner by members of a military honor guard. ...
D.C. smoking ban extends to bars (01/02/07)
WASHINGTON -- Smokers are being forced out of bars and nightclubs in the District of Columbia beginning today, and some businesses are worried about losing dollars to Virginia, which has strong ties to tobacco. "A lot of people are just going to drive closer to home [in Virginia]," said Jody Taylor, manager of the Black Rooster Pub in downtown Washington. ...
Throngs crowd Times Square to ring in 2007; street cleaners among the last to leave the party (01/02/07)
NEW YORK -- The big ball is not all that drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve. As revelers headed home early Monday, the first day of 2007, work crews moved in to sweep up the remnants of 2006. Their mission: picking up 3.5 tons of confetti (a record-setting amount), as well as sandwich bags, food wrappers and other debris from the big bash...
Survey: 2 in 5 bosses don't keep their word (01/02/07)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- For most people, it's back to work today after a holiday weekend with family and friends. And for many, a new study shows, it will be under a bad boss. Nearly two of five bosses don't keep their word and more than a fourth badmouth those they supervise to co-workers, the Florida State University study shows...
Pilots look for stranded travelers (01/02/07)
DENVER -- Pilots in a dozen planes flew over parts of Colorado and Kansas on Monday to look for snowbound travelers following a blizzard that dumped nearly 3 feet of snow and piled some of it in drifts 15 feet high. As the aircraft soared above the frozen landscape, utility crews struggled to restore electrical service to tens of thousands of homes and businesses that lost power...
Scientists create mad-cow-free cows (01/02/07)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Scientists have genetically engineered a dozen cows to be free from the proteins that cause mad cow disease, a breakthrough that may make the animals immune to the brain-wasting disease. An international team of researchers from the United States and Japan reported Sunday that they had "knocked out" the gene responsible for making the proteins, called prions. ...
Taiwan quake highlights telecom network's fragility (01/02/07)
SINGAPORE -- A few seconds of undersea quaking was all it took to cause massive telecommunications disruptions throughout tech-savvy Asia, where Internet services slowed or stopped, phone lines went dead and financial transactions ground to a halt. Analysts and industry insiders said the service disruption -- caused by the rupture of two undersea data transmission cables in the Dec. ...
Palestinian rivals renew clashes in Gaza Strip (01/02/07)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Violence erupted in the Gaza Strip on Monday, with warring Palestinian factions firing at each other and kidnapping rivals, and gunmen abducting a foreign news photographer. The clashes in the Jebaliya refugee camp near Gaza City broke a weeklong pause in the violent confrontation between the Islamic Hamas, which controls the government, and moderate President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah. ...
Saddam's hanging sparks Sunni outrage (01/02/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Enraged crowds protested the hanging of Saddam Hussein across Iraq's Sunni heartland Monday, as a mob in Samara broke the locks off a bomb-damaged Shiite shrine and marched through carrying a mock coffin and photo of the dictator. The demonstration in the Golden Dome, shattered in a bombing by Sunni extremists 10 months ago, suggests that many Sunni Arabs may now more actively support the small number of Sunni militants fighting the country's Shiite-dominated government. ...
Southern Cal puts on show, pins second loss on Michigan (01/02/07)
PASADENA, Calif. -- There were no Heismans or national titles up for grabs in this one for Southern California. It was hard to tell, though, given the way Dwayne Jarrett, John David Booty and that suffocating USC defense played. Jarrett, the sensational USC receiver, caught 11 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns to help the eighth-ranked Trojans finish their season with a statement Monday in a 32-18 Rose Bowl romp over Michigan...
Southeast tries to snap streak at EKU (01/02/07)
The bad news for Southeast Missouri State is that the team has lost six straight games. The good news for the Redhawks is that they still have plenty of time to make their way up the Ohio Valley Conference standings. But the Redhawks know they need to break into the win column again sooner rather than later -- or risk the possibility of being buried in the OVC race before the halfway point...
Ishee believes 4-game stretch key in OVC race (01/02/07)
There will still be more than half of the Ohio Valley Conference schedule remaining after the next two weeks. But Southeast Missouri State acting head coach John Ishee believes the Redhawks' upcoming four games during that period could go a long way toward defining their season...
Rams finish on high note, reach .500 (01/02/07)
MINNEAPOLIS -- Steven Jackson and the St. Louis Rams surged into the new year. The Minnesota Vikings looked like they quit a little early. Officially eliminated from the playoff chase the night before, the Rams romped past the Vikings 41-21 on Sunday behind a career-high four touchdowns and 142 yards rushing from Jackson...
Knight becomes winningest coach for Division I men (01/02/07)
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Bob Knight won 880 games doing things his way. And he sure celebrated it his way. Long appreciated for his strategy and long questioned for his methods, Knight added the crowning achievement to his Hall of Fame career by becoming the leader in Division I men's basketball victories when Texas Tech beat New Mexico 70-68 on Monday...
Arizona's Green, Atlanta's Mora are first coaches fired (01/02/07)
Dennis Green couldn't get the Arizona Cardinals into contention. Jim Mora couldn't keep the Atlanta Falcons in contention. Both are now unemployed. Less than 24 hours after their teams concluded losing campaigns, the Cardinals canned Green and the Falcons fired Mora. Both were in their third years on the job...
Sunday's NFL results 1/2/07 (01/02/07)
Packers 26, Bears 7 Brett Favre, 37, passed for 285 yards in what he said could be his finale. "If this is my last game, I want to remember it," Favre said, his voice cracking and tears streaming from his eyes. "I love this game. What a great way to go out against a great football team. I couldn't ask for a better way to get out."...
Broncos cornerback Williams shot, killed in drive-by (01/02/07)
DENVER -- Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was killed early Monday when his white stretch Hummer was sprayed by bullets after a nightclub dispute following a New Year's Eve party. Police have no motive and no indication the 24-year-old player was targeted in the drive-by shooting of the limousine. The burst of violence occurred hours after the Broncos were eliminated from playoff contention...
'Night at the Museum' again tops box office (01/02/07)
LOS ANGELES -- Ben Stiller's playful "Night at the Museum" was the top box office draw for the second consecutive weekend with $37.8 million, a 24 percent jump over its debut the previous week, according to studio estimates released Sunday. Uplifting movies dominated the Top 10 for the holiday weekend, a busy period at turnstiles...
Collaborating to succeed (01/02/07)
Linda Bohnsack once felt somewhat alone in the Cape Girardeau gallery business when she opened the Garden Gallery, at 833 Broadway, more than three years ago. All that has changed, she said. Today, Bohnsack collaborates with eight other downtown galleries and the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri through the Around Town Group effort, which with the help of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, promotes the visual arts industry within the city...
Floyd Clippard (01/02/07)
Floyd S. Clippard, 88, of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Oak Ridge, son of Alphonso "Dick" and Irene J. Samuel Clippard. He was a 1936 graduate of Oak Ridge High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Bernice Steck (01/02/07)
Bernice R. Steck, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Jackson, the daughter of Alpha and Minnie (Rasche) Willer. She and Charles W. Steck were married on July 14, 1955, at the Evangelical church in Jackson...
Lucille Trickey (01/02/07)
Lucille M. Trickey of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 25, 1913, in Whitewater, Mo., daughter of Shelby Strong and Cora Spradling Strong. She and Hugh Trickey were married Nov. 19, 1937, in Cape Girardeau. He died Aug. 2, 1963...
Sue Rademaker (01/02/07)
Sue Anne Rademaker, 60, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Linda Tucker (01/02/07)
Linda L. Tucker, 54, of Perryville, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at the Perry County Nursing home. She was born Feb. 2, 1952, in St. Louis, daughter of Francis J. and Delphia (Mangels) Tucker. Tucker was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Silver Lake, Mo., River Hills Eagles Lodge 4043, Elk's Lodge 2701 and AmVets Post 94, all in Perryville...
Steven Dain (01/02/07)
Steven P. Dain, 60, of Olive Branch, Ill., died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Jones Funeral Home of Tamms, Ill.
Mabel Probst (01/02/07)
Mabel J. Probst, 82, formerly of Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 13, 1924, in Greenfield, Tenn., daughter of Arley and Lottie M. McMeans Blaylock. Probst worked several years at the former Jackson Boarding Home and Jackson Residential Care...
Thelma Renshaw (01/02/07)
Thelma Renshaw, 75, of Thebes, Ill., died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Albert Atkins (01/02/07)
Albert P. Atkins, 83, of Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at the Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Oberlin, Ohio, son of Zigmond and Julia Ragoni Atkins. He married Lorretta J. Pisanello July 12, 1958, at the St. Josephs Catholic Church in Alliance, Ohio...
Cape/Jackson fire report 1/2/07 (01/02/07)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:n At 6:32 p.m., a river rescue on the Mississippi River. n At 11:27 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of William Street. Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape police report 1/2/07 (01/02/07)
Arrests; Summonses; Thefts; Assaults; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 1/2/07 (01/02/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The National Weather Service plans to close its Cairo weather station by the end of April; the continuing resolution approved by Congress in December directs the weather service to shut down the office here and 17 others nationwide to save money...
Out of the past 1/2/07 (01/02/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The National Weather Service plans to close is Cairo weather station by the end of April; the continuing resolution approved by Congress in December directs the weather service to shut down the office here and 17 others nationwide to save money...
Called to duty (01/02/07)
For three Cape Girardeau firefighters, the war in Iraq is more than daily news reports. It is a call to duty that everyone in the armed forces pledges to fulfill. Firefighter Sam Welker has already spent some time in Iraq. Fire marshal Mike Morgan has been to the Middle East twice, in 1991 and again in 2003...
Speak Out 1/2/07 (01/02/07)
Charging bull; Exempt medications; Dangerous talking; New decorations; Too much exposure; Wage impact; Share the success; Thanks for headlight; A decent man; Best wishes
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